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'm chris jansing. developing news from the white house. in 45 minutes we are expecting president obama to talk about the $85 billion in the harsh automatic budget cuts known as the sequester. he'll be in the south court auditorium of the white house with a group of first responders. those are the folks whose jobs are on the line if the president and congress don't reach a deal. >>> time is running out. the cuts would go into effect march 1st and congress in recess this week, it gives them five days to work out a deal once they get back. right now, democrats and republicans aren't even talking to each other about how to solve this sequester problem. >> the president gave a speech showing that he'd like to replace it but he hasn't put hi details out there. that's why i conclude it's going to take place. >> democrats have the high ground both substantively and politically and we will win on this issue. i believe just like on the fiscal cliff, republicans will come on board. >> the president promised it wouldn't happen. he's the commander in chief and on his watch, we're going to begin to
matters, but rather tone. >> republicans are also making a big deal about president obama missing his budget deadline yesterday. this is the third year in a row. let me play for you what speaker boehner had to say. >> president obama missed a great opportunity today to help our economy. this was supposed to be the day that the president submitted his budget to the congress. but it's not coming. it's going to be late. and some reports say that it could be as long as a month late. i think that's too bad. our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >> i find a lot of confusion out there with everyday people who come up to me and ask me questions. they don't understand these reports that the senate hasn't passed a budget, now the president's late with the budget. how much does this matter? >> well, not as much as you'd think. look, it's not great. it would have been nice if he would have made the deadline. but frankly, we were discussing this before we came on. there's going to be gridlock around budget issues no matter what. there's really no policy shift on either side
right now is president obama is insisting upon tax increases as part of the sequester agreement and you know how republicans view that. he is trying to get them to agree to two in a formal period and challenging thing for them to accept. at the same time, the president is urging and saying this affects the broader economy and the republicans acknowledge that but are not ready to go back to the negotiating table right now. >> ken, i guess the other point here is that, you know, if the sequester happens and, for example, in "the washington times" today, they talked about the ripple effect on defense contractors and the thousands of jobs that they are preparing to have layoffs for because of the threat of sequester. i mean, who gets the blame if the economy starts to tank? >> right. well, congress gets the blame more generally and that is what i think is sort of lost here in the jockeying, the positioning and pointing fingers at both sides. we already see historic negative approval ratings for congress. it's only going to get down to both parties detriment. however, i do think the presiden
>>> good morning. i'm chris jansing. a major reversal for the obama administration. the white house will brief lawmakers about drones. the administration will release classified documents about the legal justification for using drone strikes to kill american citizens. >> this is an encouraging first step, and especially because it comes at a time when the lines have blurred between the military and the intelligence field, and it's going to be so important to do robust congressional oversight in order to protect both our security and our liberty. >> senator widen is one of the senators who was pushing for the release of more noftion and it comes just hours before the confirmation hearing for john brennan. the white house counterterrorism adviser was the architect of the president's drone policy and one of its biggest defenders. >> it's this surgical precision, the ability with laser-like focus to eliminate the cancerous tumor called an al qaeda terrorist. >> i want to bring in "the washington post's" political reporter nia-malika henderson and politico's white house reporter carrie b
. >> 3% say they would blame president obama, but chris, even if that's true, is it completely different when it comes down to congressional districts? >> absolutely. everybody loves cutting in the abstract, but nobody wants to cut things in their district, whether it's defense bases or medicare benefits. nobody wants to take that on. what we're seeing from both sides is this idea, let's play out our philosophies. i was talking to a senior senate republican aide yesterday who said what you can expect to see from us next week is a caricature of democrats, republicans feel like democrats successfully charactered mitt romney who favors the rich over the middle class, played him as a greedy republican. so they're going to flip the script a bit on democrats and say, hey, these are the guys who love big g. they love big spending, they can't get new, they can't find anything to cut in a trillion dollar budget? you have to be kidding me. we'll see a replay of these very stereo typical care ka turs that both parties like to trot out. that's why i believe there won't be a lot of movement, even as
will not take away your rifle, shotgun, hand gun, they leafletted the country with flyers like this, obama's not going to take your gun, obama will protect gun rights, and now he's trying to take away all three. i don't think you can trust -- >> senate majority leader harry reid says he hopes gun legislation will come out of the judiciary committee but he was noncommittal over whether he would sign an assault weapons ban. >> would you vote for it? >> frankly, she knows, i haven't read her amendment, i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> i will bring in "washington post" columnist ruth marcus and senior staff writer for "the hill" alex bolton. good monday morning to both of you. ruth, this is the president's first big sell to the american people. what do you think he needs to say here? >> well, the president said he was going to give it everything he's got. i think what he needs to say is look, don't listen to the nra, listen to logic or listen to the nra from a number of years ago when it supported universal background c
think that's right. in president obama you had someone who campaigned in wanting to turn the page in terms of foreign policy from the bush doctrine, from the bush era policies, but in many ways has followed them and has been handed this entire security apparatus, this particular program began in 2004, about 400 strikes have happened so far. about 3,000 people have been killed, mostly pakistan, somali, yemen. but you have had this sort of deafening silence for the most part from progressives and liberals around this. you have had a few voices certainly on the hill and even on your network to raise questions about it, but by and large, the president has been given something of a pass. i think also the public has moved beyond this in some ways. there's a post-9/11 new normal in terms of how the public looks at the prosecution of this war on terror. they see it, it seems to me, as a vast war, an endless war in some ways that might be best prosecuted in this way rather than those large land wars we saw in afghanistan and iraq of this sort of pinpointed targeting of folks seem so far to
obama is considering another end run around a gridlocked congress, "the washington post" reports that the president is considering several new executive actions, including refinancing help for struggling homeowners, new protections for gales and lesbians, making buildings more energy efficient and tougher regulations for coal-fired power plants. >>> lindsey graham is threatening to block the nominations unless he gets more information about the benghazi attack. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward. until the white house gives us an accounting. what did the president do? >> yes, i want to ask my colleagues just like they about with john bolden, no confirmation without information, no confirmation without information. >>> vice president biden is on the hold, holding a roundtable discussion with laws enforcement. it comes the day before president obama is expected to outline sweeping gun control measures in his state of the union address. >>> later this afternoon the senate is expected to approve the reauthorizations of the violence against women act. the medal of
. next hour president obama will make the first of three stops to drum up support for the new initiatives he laid out in his e speech last time. he will be traveling to north carolina, georgia, and chicago. "the new york times" called his speech asserttive. politico, aggressive. the president insisted we need a smarter government, not a smaller government. it was the economy that dominated the speech including a call to elevate the middle class. >> it is our generation's task to reignite the true engine of america's economic growth. a rising, thriving middle class and that's why we need to build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class for all those willing to climb them. a growing economy that greats middle class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. [ applause ] >> the president called on congress to raise the minimum wage and put a billion dollars into manufacturing institutes. he's announced he's creating a bipartisan commission to look into voting problems. and he will bring 34,000 troops in afghanistan home as well as press for universal preschool. he di
to cut spending. >> and those comments followed pat toomey, who said sorry, president obama, no more tax increases. mitch mcconnell said the government will not support more tax hikes in place of the meaningful spending reductions. so what's behind the president talking about this yesterday? >> it's no surprise. of course they're going to say it's d.o.a. they always say it's d.o.a. >> but is it d.o.a.? >> i'm not sure it is. i do think there is renewed pressure on republicans to get renewed spending cuts in this round. you see indications that house republicans especially are saying that they will swallow that sequester if that's what it takes to get actual spending cuts out of this president. >> the president didn't get specific, which is one of the criticisms yesterday. and house democrats want to replace the sequester by cutting farm subsidies. republican don't like that idea. so i guess what are the chances that the sequester, the cuts, that all this snaps. >> the sequester is looking kind of likely right now, just given that republicans have immediately rejected president obama's sh
into the obama grass roots organization and then on the other side, susan, you have the nra and they're apparently close to making a full list of recommendations for school safety, although they already have told "usa today" about some best practices including having armed officers in schools. is this a pr war? how much of it is a pr war? if so, who's winning? >> you know, i've been generally skeptical about the prospects on gun control, because it's been so many years since democrats were willing to really tackle this. but i've been surprised by how persistent the white house has been on this issue, including joe biden, who as you say is taking a leadership role. and i wonder if the prospects aren't a little better for universal background checks and maybe even something beyond that, although loren makes a great point that you need to get the backing of some of these democratic senators who are going to be up for re-election in states where gun rights are very popular. but i just think -- i think it's possible that one impact of that terrible shooting in newtown, connecticut may be
that will not be renewed. this morning, speaker john boehner said this is the wrong time for president obama to scrap his jobs council and delay his budget. month after month, we see the same thing, high unemployment and even more debt. the white house knew this criticism was coming. >> when we hear some of the somewhat ridiculous criticisms about this, they come from people on capitol hill who have consistently opposed every growth initiative and job creation initiative the president has put forward. >> i want to bring in "washington post" political reporter karen tumelty and michael crowley. good morning. >> nice to be here. >> he asked the chairman of the white house council on economic advisers if washington is the biggest problem, including the sequester. here's what he said. >> this is something that the president has provided a plan. the sequester is bad policy. it's something that we should eliminate. it wasn't intended to take place. and we got a taste for the impact the sequester might have if it were to take place with the last gdp numbers. and also i would emphasize that in addition to the br
>>> things are still moving forward on immigration after president obama picked up a phone to reach out to republicans. he called john mccain and lindsay graham and marco rubio. in a statement the white house said the president reiterated that he remained supportive of the effort underway in congress. as that phone call came in for one senator, so did something of a backlash for constituents. at two town hall meetings in arizona, john mccain had to defend his position on immigration and it got heated. several voters called illegal immigrants criminals and asked why armed soldiers can't defend the entire border. >> cut off their welfare and all of their stuff and go back. >> majority of them are not -- >> you're a senator with the federal government and you're doing nothing about it. you said build a dang fence. where's the fence? >> in case you missed it, i showed you -- >> that's not a fence. >> it's a banana, we've put up a banana with all -- >> let me bring in "washington post" reporter felicia san dez and jackie, we knew this wasn't going to be easy. what do you think away from
of obama care. >> delay the health care exchange society they can work with states on waivers, flexibility, and you can save tens of billions of dollars there. you are not cutting a program that started yet. just delay it. >> a lot of elected -- spending a lot more time talking about things that are never going to happen than trying to figure out what can. >> you know, i think, look, the -- the governor there is making a political point and no one expects that the medicaid expansion will be delayed or obama care will be delayed in any way. i think carrie's point was really good one. we have been watching the rise of tea party republicans with really sort of an anti-spending message. we have been working -- watching, interacting with the foreign policy and lindsey graham and john mccains, the republican party. now we are finally seeing it. the sort of anti-spending wing has overtaken the foreign policy. at least its it comes to this issue. >> chris van holland, good morning, congressman. >> good morning, chris. >> what's going on behind the scenes to get a deal right now? is there any commu
, connecticut school massacre. that tragedy of course sparked a major push by democrats and president obama to crack down on gun violence. as this hearing gets under way there is word a bipartisan group of senators is close to hammering out a deal to expand gun background checks though those talks stalled over record keeping. the support is out there. this is our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. 61% want stricter gun laws. let's bring in our guests. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> hi, chris. karen, the poll shows that the win is essentially at the back of advocates for new gun laws but can they use the public sentiment to their advantage and if so how? >> i think the senate is still a very tough lift on these, particularly on the assault weapons ban. i think, you know, most people think realistically the only thing that could happen is the legislation on background checks. you know, these national poll numbers really don't give you a very good reflection of, you know, the united states senate, where, you know, it's -- people from rural states have the sort of dispro
shot the republicans let obama own the sequester, it's such a horrible jargon word, no one out there who doesn't know the inner workings of congress will probably know exactly what it means anyway. >> they'll go after whoever's closest to them. the blame seems to be going toward -- >> i want to talk about some of those things in the president's education plan. there's a call for a new federal state partnership to give low and moderate income 4-year-olds access to preschools. that's a big one. there's a new investment and grants for head start. also, there's a part there that says expand a voluntary home visit program to connect more families with nurses, social workers and other professionals. what do you think here? of those, what parts can they get through? >> well, i would think that the one of these ambitious plans, the ones that might have the most buy in would be expanding -- making almost as a right for youngsters preschool. right now headstart programs across the nation help only those children of the most poorest parents. what the obama plan is to make almost as a righ
is not happy about barack obama. he says he is not reached out to republicans, and what role do you think the president can and could most effectively play in all of this? >> i think right now he is playing it well. i think -- >> it does seem like they're saying he needs to stay out and let congress do its work and on the other side they're complaining he is not reaching out. >> that's the whole thing in politics today. it is lose-lose. as i indicated earlier you have to find something to throw rocks at and complain about. the truth is i think he is praying it well. he is keeping some distance, and at the same time he stirs the pot when he thinks it knees to be stirred and certainly there is a real legitimate need to do immigration reform and i think he is aware of that. i think he wants to see something passed and he will do what it takes to push congress along to finally get there. >> understanding you're new to this process as a freshman congressman, give me your -- >> 40 days of seniority, i think. >> give me your gut, though. what are the chances something big gets done this session
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to president obama's voting commission aimed at making voting easier. critics on the right say the plan is an overreach by the federal government. on the left, critics say the proposed commission doesn't go far enough. and that includes the league of women voters. following tuesday's state of the union, the organization issued this statement saying it was, quote, disappointed that president obama failed to call for bold action on voting rights. joining me now is the national president of the league of women voters. thank you for being with us. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >> in your mind, what is lacking in this? what would bold action be? >> well, the time to act on this is now. this is fresh in voters' minds. this is an issue that we actually understand quite well. we have experienced long lines every four years in a presidential election. we have a lot of dedicated professionals who run our elections who know very well that we need a better -- we need a less antiquated registration system, better polling place allocations, equitable polling place allocation and we need e
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wrote this. obama's bluff is being called and he's the desperate water. what should they do? nothing. cheryl, there are others who are saying that if this happens, at least we get those cuts. what's the feeling on capitol hill right now? >> well, i think there are some republicans who are fairly public about the fact that they do not want to see the seek questions sister cuts go through. a lot of these republicans represent the heavy military presence, a the lo lot of defen contractors in their area. generally ryan is right, they don't want to see the cuts go through but they are kind of preparing for it, that this is going to happen. they view the president's offer for tax increases to make up for some of these cuts about to go through is null and void. they don't want to even talk about them them. >> the cbo is weighing in. sequestration could cost a million jobs and send the country into a recession and then paul krugman makes this point, while it's true that we will eventually need come combination of revenue increases, now is not the time to act. given the state we're in, it wou
congressman, scott rigell, with him. obama is not seen in newport news as any sort of safe you're but rather as the leader of dysfunctional government that is playing havoc with people's lives and people are bitter. >> this is not time for a road show president. this is a time to look for someone who will leave. >> the president really ought to stop come paining and come back to the take and work with us. >> and while there are no 11th hour meetings, no real negotiations, but lots of finger pointing, the president says there is still time for a deal. >> here's the thing. these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise. >> john boehner has just come to the microphones. let's listen. >> i don't think the president's focused on trying to find a solution to the sequester. the president has been traveling all over the country and today going down to newport news in order to use our military men and women as a problem in yet another campaign rally to support his tax hike. now, the american people know the president gets more money, they ar
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